Miguel Angel Jorge
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Miguel Angel Jorge

Senior Fisheries Specialist, World Bank

Miguel Angel Jorge is a Senior Fisheries Specialist at the World Bank. He is the Pillar Manager for Seascape Management and Sustainable Fisheries within the Bank’s PROBLUE multi-donor trust fund. Miguel provides technical expertise to governments around the world on capture fisheries, aquaculture, marine spatial planning, and innovative finance emphasizing strategies to enable sustainable private investment.

Before joining the Bank, he worked as the Director of the National Geographic Society’s Ocean Initiative, and served as WWF’s Global Marine Program Director, implementing collaborative strategies for sustainable fisheries management that increase economic benefits to fishing communities. He led teams designing large-scale conservation plans in the Galapagos Islands and Mesoamerican Reef. A native of Cuba, he has a Masters in Marine Policy and a Bachelor’s in Aquatic Biology.

 

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The Next Big Wave: How Ocean Project Financing is Scaling the Blue Economy

  • Mobilizing Capital
Numerous reports have highlighted the challenges that Oceans and Seas face from pollution to climate change to over exploitation. Despite representing two thirds of the planet’s surface oceans are only beginning to become a focus for project financing.

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Jon Aikman Instructor, Rotman School of Management
Julie Angus Chief Executive Officer, Open Ocean Robotics
Carl Marcotte President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Commercial Corporation
Jennifer Hennessey Senior Policy Advisor, Ocean Health and Water Quality, Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Miguel Angel Jorge Senior Fisheries Specialist, World Bank